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Julius Perlis vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 22, Sep-19
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed Variation (B29)  ·  0-1



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  Sneaky: The same opening position can also be obtained via the French defense:

1. e4 e6  2. d4 d5  3. Nc3 Nf6  4. exd5 Nxd5  5. Nf3 c5  6. Nxd5 Qxd5

E.g. Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1913

Sep-12-08  whiteshark: <31.c4?> is the decisive mistake.

Only <31.Rd8+!> (cut-off) <31...Kc6 32.c4> (now, just one move later!) could save the game.

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The difference is that after 32...f5+?! White can play 33.Ke5. Furthermore with a black King on c6 ♙b5+ wins a tempo

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  nizmo11: <whiteshark>: yes 31.Rd8 was drawing.
But could white have won with move 30. c4! ?
This looks very good for white, for example 30...Kd6 31. Kd4 and white is threatening b5. (mirroring Black's idea in the game)

Perhaps Black should have played 29...Kd6 (or 27...Kd7).

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